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sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> brennan: good evening. i'm margaret brennan. the pace of anti-american protests eased a bit today. u.s. marines arrived in yemen to bolster security at the american embassy. but another contingent was refused entry to sudan. the state department says tonight, it's ordering all non-essential personnel to leave both sudan and tunisia, these developments four days after the violent on theus consulate in libya that killed the u.s. ambassador and three members of his team. tonight we are getting our first look at the safe house that came under fire. charlie d'agata and a cbs news crew reached the building today. here's their report. >> reporter: the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi was just the beginning of a terrifying night for the americans inside. libyan officials told us their forces helped evacuate 32 americans out of the consulate as attacks are torched and stormed the compound. i libyan commander told us a convoy of 22 vehicles, two of them armored, raced from the u.s. consulate down this road to a safe house a mile and a half
's paralympics. >> this is the captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> good evening, i'm jeff glor. campaign 2012 took a distinctly dollars and cents turn today as the candidates battled over whose policies on taxes and spending would best help the middle class. and there was plenty of talk about sequestration, the term for automatic budget cuts in january if congress and the white house can't agree on them before then. jan crawford is with the romney campaign in boston tonight. jan, good evening. >> reporter: well, good evening, jeff. with those convention now behind us, the president and romney have really sharpened their attacks and their focus on the middle class. here's the president today in florida. >> they couldn't answer questions about how they'd pay for $5 trillion in new tax cuts and $2 trillion in new defense spending without raising taxes on the middle class. >> reporter: it's a scene the president and the vice president are hammering. today in ohio another key state, joe biden questioned romney's priorities. >> but giving these massive tax cuts to the ver
for thieves. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" >> jeff: good evening, everyone, i'm jeff glor. the video that mocked the prophet mohammad continued to stir up anti-american feelings today. here is the latest. new protests against the film were staged in four countries today. the radical islamist group hezbollah is calling for more demonstrations in lebanon tomorrow. the united states and other western embassies remain on high alert. in libya's president said 50 people have been arrested in the attack that kill kd the u.s. ambassador and three members of his team. at the same time there are diverging views on who is responsible for the attack. anna werner begins our coverage from washington. >> reporter: in the five days since ambassador chris stevens and three other americans were killed in libya, violent protests against the u.s. have reached more than 50 cities. clashes with security forces outside the u.s. consulate in karachi, pakistan, today, left at least one protestor dead and eight others injured. this weekend the u.s. was busy evacuating nonessential perso
. >> yeah! captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> this is the "cbs evening news". >> and good evening, everyone, i'm jeff glor. if there was any doubt about the importance of battleground states, just look at the president's agenda. today was the 8th time mr. obama has been to colorado just this year. he campaigns there in advance of the democratic national convention starting tuesday. nancy cordes is in boulder tonight. nancy? >> reporter: jeff, all weekend long and here again in boulder today the president argued that governor romney failed to lay out a clear agenda, a clear vision in his convention speech, when all eyes were on him. president obama's message was well received in this progressive town which is filled with one of his key constituencies, students. >> hello, colorado! >> reporter: the president's visit to the university of colorado was his 6th trip to a college campus in the past two weeks. he told this crowd of 13,000 that he could win colorado if they and their friends showed up at the polls. >> we've set up a rockie mountain rumble
by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> reid: good evening. i'm chip reid. of the 38 days remaining until election day, the most important of all may be this coming wednesday when president obama and mitt romney meet in denver for the first of three debates. the stakes are sky high, especially for mr. romney. running mate paul ryan made the case for a mitt romney presidency today in the toss-up state of new hampshire. >> we have got to stop spending money we don't have. >> reporter: vice president joe biden campaigned in battled ground florida, where he argued that the obama administration inherited trillion-dollar deficits from the bush administration. >> they put two wars on a credit card, not paying a penny, not paying a penny. >> reid: meanwhile be president obama and mitt romney were hunkered down today cramming for next week's debate showdown. both sides are working hard to lower expect aches by praising their opponents. a romney adviser says the president has the advantage as one of the most talented political communicators in modern history. the obama campaign says romney ha
. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> axelrod: good evening. i'm jim axelrod. the shock waves from that anti-islamic video are still reverberating in the muslim world this weekend. hundreds of protesters battled with police today in bangladesh, and thousands marched in nigeria as well. in libya, a new twist-- attacks on islamic militia groups the residents say the libyan army has failed to control. in benghazi, elizabeth palmer saw the worst of the unrest. >> reporter: the death of ambassador chris staefns and three of his team was the last straw. benghazi citizens marched on friday with the country's air force flying in support overhead. their message to the armed men who refuse to give up their guns, "we've had enough of you." after dark, a hard core decided to enforce that message. they stormed four bases belonging to the fighter groups, including radical islamists ansar al sharia, suspected of attacking the u.s. consulate. facing popular anger like this, the fighters fled. we arrived at one base just after the official libyan army had taken control. was th
by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> reid: good evening, i'm chip reid. we begin tonight with isaac. the killer storm is still alive, weakened but pounding the midwest. heavy rain hit from arkansas to missouri and north toward illinois, indiana, and ohio. but in the south, isaac left a trail of death and destruction. seven dead, more than 400,000 still without power, and insurance claims that could top $1 billion. hardest hit were southern parts of mississippi and louisiana. that's where manuel bojorquez is. >> reporter: well, chip, officials in st. tammany parish have just ordered a mandatory evacuation for residents living near a canal. an area of about 1200 homes. they fear a lock could breach, and they're actually picking up evacuees on the highway there. meanwhile, in other parts of the state, people are starting to come home. in parts of plaquimines parish, the only way to get around is by boat. it's how lonnie and angela serpas got to see what's left of their home today. >> i just want my family to be safe and to have somewhere to go, which is nowhere. we're homeless! >> repo
. [ applause ] captioning funded by cbs >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, september 7, 2012. >>> good morning everybody. happy friday. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. this morning president obama hits the campaign trail fighting to keep his job with just 61 days until the election. last night he accepted the democratic nomination for a second term asking for more time to fix the nation's problems. mr. obama told the convention crowd that this country's problems can can be solved but the task won't be easy. susan mcginnis is covering the convention in charlotte this morning. susan, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, terrell. talking to folks here who were at the convention. so many said he revived the excitement of four years ago. the question is, did he win over those who he inspired then who have since become disillusioned. the crowd was on their feet as president obama took the stage to make it official. >> i accept your nomination for president of the united states. >> he says this election isn't just about him. he says it's a choice. >> on every issu
-point lead over romney in ohio. cbs news has decided to move ohio from undecided to leans obama, a win for the president there would move him 18 electoral votes closer to win. that's 270. >> susan mcginnis in washington. in the nation's capital, vice president joe biden hosted a reception for hispanic leaders last night. he predicted most would see a hispanic president in their lifetime and took a swipe at mitt romney. >> when i hear some of our friends talk about, you know, a nation that is a culture of dependency, all i have to do is hang out with you guys. i mean it. all they got to do is look around this country and see the vibrancy of what is on the horizon. >> biden added the obama administration was determined to fix the nation's immigration policies. the prime minister of israel and palestinian president addressed the united nations general assembly. mahmoud ahmadinejad wants the u.n. to recognize palestine as an observer state. netanyahu is expected to talk about the threat from iran's nuclear program. and yesterday egyptian's new president spoke. >> reporter: egypt's newly el
sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> jeff: and good evening, everyone, i'm jeff glor. after months arguing from a distance president obama and mitt romney meet face-to-face on wednesday. their first debate. it's scheduled for denver. 90 minutes focusing on domestic issues. nancy cordes is on the campaign trail tonight in las vegas, nancy, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, jeff. and to give you an idea of just how much is riding on this first debate the president is here in nevada for three full days but he's only holding one rally tonight at this las vegas high school. the rest of the time he'll spend cramming for the debate and governor romney will be doing the exact same thing in denver. the president chose to do his debate preparation in a battleground state, nevada. and this is where he will be holed up at the westin lake resort in henderson outside las vegas. and this morning on abc obama campaign strategist david plouffe tried to lower expectations. >> now challengers tend to do really well in debates. that's been the history. we believed all along that governor
this is the "cbs evening news." >> jeff: good evening, everyone, i'm jeff glor. 9 chair of the republican party admitted today that it is not the best week for the gop presidential ticket. the polls seem to reflect that. with 44 days left in the race governor romney trails by a few points or more in nearly every battleground state. nancy cordist picks up the story. >> reporter: in beverly hills, california, last night, governor mitt romney was urging donors to keep an open mind after a rocky week. >> you may not agree with me on every issue. and the american people may not agree with me on every issue. but i done think i have ever been called anything besides a strong leader. i know how to lead. i will bring america together. i will not divide america. >> reporter: something in the key state of wisconsin the president criticized romney again yesterday for comments he made about the 47 percent of americans who don't pay federal income taxes. >> we can't get very far if we're just writing off half the country as a bunch of victims. or presume that somehow they want to be dependent on government o
of our eyeballs >>> both camps expect to bring specifics to the voters dru levenson cbs news >>> you can see all of mitt romney's interview on 60 minutes also tonight steve crawford sits down with president obama that is tonight at 7:00 p.m. on cbs 5. to oakland raiders fans is that during a tailgate party police called to the coliseum at 9:00 a.m. they said it looked like the fans were trying reyes if like pull did not realize the power line above them. >>> in a third party can into contact with the overhead power line at the oakland coliseum the individuals are hosting a pole when it came into contact with the line, >>> 115 callow vote transmission line runs into the stadium but fans rushed to hospital authorities believe alcohol may have been a factor. copperas that's cause a problem for when east bay high school football program wires or stolen from the hayward high school field officials say the crime happened late tuesday night or wednesday morning friday night's game was rescheduled to the afternoon because wiring powers the school lights and scoreboard. the concession stand also
>>> this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, september 5, 2012. >>> good morning everybody. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. at the democratic national convention is it's all about re-electing president obama. former president bill clinton makes his case tonight. last night speaker after speaker cast president obama as a champion of the people and his rival mitt romney as rich and out of touch. and the democrats have a new star in san antonio mayor julian castro. but the evening belonged to first lady michelle obama as her husband and daughters watched from the white house, her message was simple. president obama is just like you. susan mcginnis is in charlotte with more this morning. good morning to you, susan. >> terrell, good morning. michelle obama had this arena captivated and the crowd roaring last night in a speech that's being called emotional and intelligent. she laid out her case for giving her husband one more term. michelle obama had everyone on the convention floor on their feet. >> i love michelle. i love her. >> some had tears in their eyes as mrs. obama spoke passionately ab
that jesus may have had a wife. evidence that jes this is the cbs "this morning" news for wednesday september 19, 2012. good morning, everybody. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. this morning mitt romney continues to deal with fallout over those comments he made in which he said over half of all americans believe they are victims. president obama addressed the issue last night. romney is not backing down. in an interview yesterday, romney said government should not take from some to give to others. on the tape romney also talked about the chances of peace in the middle east. he said the palestinians don't want peace and are committed to the elimination of israel. >> there's some degree of stability. we have a potentially volatile situation. >> meanwhile a just released poll indicates romney is losing ground for the president in key swing states. susan mcginnis is in washington with more. susan, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. mitt romney is hoping to get back on message today but all the talk here is about that secretly reported tape and all of this comes at the same tim
incomes. >> reporter: in an interview with cbs news, president obama says if he wins his second term, he will find rough compromise with republicans to cut the deficit and improve the economy. >> governor romney said he wouldn't take a deal with ten spending cuts for $1 of revenue increases. and the problem is the math or the arithmetic, as president clinton said, doesn't add up. >> reporter: the two candidates will soon get a chance to put their ideas head to head. three prime time debates are scheduled. danielle nottingham, cbs news, the white house. >>> you can watch the interview with the president, it will air tonight on the cbs evening news. >>> a juneter, florida motorcycle officer was killed while working the motorcade detail for president obama's visit to west palm beach. officials say bruce st. laurent was struck by a pickup truck as he was attempting to close the road for the president's motorcade. medics rushed the officer to a nearby hospital. he later died. >>> federal agents arrested the mayor of trenton, new jersey this morning. mayor tony mack is accused of using his inf
this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. 41 days before the election, president obama is opening leads in states that mitt romney can least afford to lose. have a look at our new poll today. the president now has a 10-point lead in the swing state of ohio, 53% to 43. in florida, another key swing state, mr. obama's lead is nine points, 53% to 44. and the president leads by 12 point in pennsylvania, 54 to 42. this quinnipiac university/cbs news/"new york times" polls has a margin of roar of three points so the leads are significant. our cbs news election analysis team is moving ohio from a toss- up to leaning toward mr. obama. with that, we estimate 255 electoral votes are solidly in the obama camp or leaning that way. for governor romney the number is 206 with 270 needed to win. the president would have to pick up just 15 in the remaining toss-up state that you see on this map in gray. if the president wins ohio, governor romney would have to nearly sweep those toss-up states in order to win the white house. so no surprise that we find both candidates in ohio tod
to the nation's capital for the first time in nearly 80 years. this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, september 21, 2012. good morning everyone. thanks for joining us. i'm anne-marie green. the first in person vote for campaign 2012 will be cast today. two states begin early voting. early voting accounted for a record 30% of all votes cast in the 2008 election. meanwhile both presidential candidates will be looking for votes in key battleground states today. program is in virginia, mitt romney is in nevada. he has a new battle cry. he's accusing the president of surrendering his ability to change washington. >> reporter: mitt romney jumped all over this comment the president made on thursday about changing washington. he's hoping to get his campaign back on track and try to convince voters that he has what it takes to end the partisanship in washington. problem shared a plate of fries with young voters while talking about student loans in south florida. mitt romney talked medicare in sarasota. >> i hope the people in florida understand this. he cut medicare by $716 billion. >> report
sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" yzith scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening, mitt romney has 39 days to turn his 45esidential campaign into a winner but the support of a key voting group is in jeopardy. seniors tend to vote republicans but many are concerned about what a president romney might do with medicare. look at this poll of key swing states by the "washington post." in florida where nearly one out of three voters is over 65, romney trails president obama by four points. 51% to 47%. in ohio, romney is down eight points, 52% to 44%. and it gets about the same z mbers in virginia, eight points behind. in those three states, of senior voters who said medicare is extremely important 53% are going with president obama, 42% mitt romney. we asked dean reynolds to tell us more about the medicare factor. >> the first step to a stronger strcare is to repeal obamacare. oboos) because it represents the worst of both worlds! >> reporter: a week ago when republican vice presidential candidate paul ryan spoke about medicare to the american association of retired persons in new orlean
on msnbc, cbs news and all the sunday talk shows but this fact is not reported by those outlets. they pretend it doesn't exist. it's immensely interesting that 50 times quoted the bible -- >> jon: he is referring to president obama's half-brother that is living in squalor in africa. >> it's very interesting how the media has tried to ignore this. because such enormous success at box office they haven't been able to ignore it for long. the box office receipts are pretty good. hollywood is absolutely, i think they have no idea what to make of this film but it's interesting when you have a political documentary saying something or michael moore, "nightline" did some stories and some of the other movies they called him an american populist in the grand tradition. when they were covering 2016 they denigrated it, they disregarded it and they mocked it. >> jon: they loved michael moore gets invited on the tonight show. >> wins academy awards. [ laughter ] >>> what he is tapping in to the media have let obama emerge to becoming president, for decades 6 his life are virtual unknowns. all
coaches exchange some unpleasantries after sunday's game. this is the "cbs morning news" for monday, september 17, 2012. >>> good morning, everybody. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. another morning of anti-american protests in the middle east. this time violence triggered by that anti-islam video erupted in kabul, afghanistan. the leader of hezbollah is calling for protests at u.s. embassies and libya, 50 people have been arrested in connection with the attack on the u.s. consulate, some foreigners. there are questions on how the deadly assault was carried out. susan mcginnis has more on this. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, terrell. the u.s. is sending more military force certain hot spots after this new violence in kabul and hezbollah calling for more protests, indicating the tensions could escalate across the arab world. hundreds of protesters are clashing with police and marching towards a u.s. military base in kabul, afghanistan. it's the latest in a wave of violence connected with an american made anti-islam film. protests in pakistan turned deadly sund
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>>> this is the "cbs morning >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, september 6, 2012. good morning everybody. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. the curtain comes down on the democratic national convention today. president obama delivers his acceptance speech tonight in the finale. the president was officially nominated for a second term last night after an impassioned speech by former president bill clinton. >>> mr. clinton outlined the case for president obama's reelection saying president obama is the man to rebuild the economy, not mitt romney. vice president joe biden also speaks tonight. late last night biden toured the convention site. susan mcginnis is in charlotte where it's going down. susan, good morning to you. >>> good morning terrell. last night president linton did what he does best, breaking down complex topics like medicare and wall street regulation into simple terms and he ended up giving the speech of the night. president obama made a surprise appearance on stage with president clinton at the democratic convention wednesday. president obama listened backstage while b
this is the krshs cbs morning news for monday, september 3, 2012. >>> good morning. i'm terrell brown. now it's the democrats' turn. the party is gathering in charlotte, north carolina for hits national convention which opens tomorrow. president obama won't join until later in the week. on sunday, he held a campaign rally at the university of colorado in boulder. then he traveled to toledo, ohio. he'll hold a labor day meeting with union workers there. as the convention begins, the president's supporters are fending off attacks that the first four years were a failure. susan mcginnis in charlotte with more this morning. susan, good morning to you. >>> hi, good morning terrell. the convention kicks off here in uptown charlotte with an event called carolina fest. but as the festivities get under way, the republicans are making their presence known. >> president obama continues his march to charlotte with a campaign stop in ohio today. >>> but a member of the republican ticket will reach north carolina first. vice presidential candidate paul ryan campaigns in greenville today and will come armed
. peyton manning shines in his mile high debut. >> this is the "cbs morning news" for monday, september 10, 2012. >>> good morning, everybody. good to be with you on a monday. i'm terrell brown. we'll hear more talk on the campaign trail about the steal mate in washington. democrats and republicans not working together particularly when it comes to the budget. over the weekend both sides said don't blame us. >> so i'm, you know, more than happy to work with republicans and what i've said in reducing our deficits we can make sure we cut $2.5 for every dollar of increased revenue. >> i'm more than happy to work with him. what we've learned in this presidency he says one thing and does another. >> the president and romney campaign battled over taxes. susan mcginnis is back in washington with more. good morning to you. >> good morning. with the convention over it's now a race to the finish line for the presidential candidates. president obama seems to be enjoying a post-convention lift and over the weekend he got a lift of a different kind. campaigning in florida he stopped at big apple pizza
this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: and good evening. on the first night of the convention here in charlotte. today the pentagon said a former navy seal, who was among those who shot osama bin laden, may (no audio) information in a new book. "no easy day" hit bookstores today at number one on the best seller list. the author, who writes under the pen name mark owen is the first member of seal team six to explain what happened in the raid on bin laden's compound in may of last year. owen has done one interview, which will air on "60 minutes" this sunday. tonight we have part of that interview in which owen tells us about the helicopter crash that might have scuttled the mission. in the interview, owen is disguised and his voice has been altered. was the plan to kilo osama bin laden or capture him before you went in? >> this was absolutely not a kill-only mission. it was made very clear to us throughout our training for this that, hey, if given the opportunity, this is not an assassination. you will capture him alive if feasible. >> pelley: that was the preferredded thing tak
and no matter who wins, syria and its children will be left with deep scars. holly williams, cbs news, on the turkey/syria border. >> pelley: no end to the war in afghanistan, either. today 12 people were killed in a suicide attack in the capital. a young woman rammed a car bomb into a mini bus carrying airline employees who work for the u.s. government. eight of the dead were south african. no americans were involved. a militant group said that it was revenge for that american- made film that ridicules islam which has caused riots all over the middle east. that was also the reason for last friday's assault on a nato base. and today we learned the names of two marines who were killed. sergeant bradley atwell and lieutenant colonel christopher raible, the commanding officer of a harrier squadron. the teacher strike in chicago is over. in the middle of a record drought. they have enough water they just can't get it to the crops. and an ancient scrap of papyrus mentions jesus had a wife. when the "cbs evening news" continues. whoa, look at all those toys. insuring that stuff must be a pa
." oraptioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. there is a growing perception among voters that the economy is improving. and our new poll out today shows that it's helping president obama's prospects for reelection. 48 days now before election day, here is how the race looks. it takes 270 electoral votes to win the white house, and our cbs news election teams estimates 237 are solid for the president toweaning toward him. mitt romney has 206. t for the next seven weeks, they'll be fighting over the remaining 95 votes in the swing states. we're focusing on three of those states tonight in our swing state watch. in wisconsin, home to g.o.p. vice presidential candidate paul ryan. inniquinnipiac/cbs news/"new frk times" poll find that the president has tripled his lead in the past month from two points to six. he now leads governor romney 51% nt 45%. in colorado, the president down by five points last month now has a one-point lead, 48% to 47%. and the president is holding on to a four-point lead, 50% to 46%, in virginia. and wyatt
to the democrats. the cbs "new york times" poll has 9 points more democrats than republicans. do we really think that the democrat margin over republicans in florida is going to be three times what it was in 2008? that is to say the democrats are that much more wired up? no that's not going to happen. >> wait. let me answer. so the logical question is and the "new york times" didn't hide that data. that data is out when you look at the poll. however, cbs news and i listened to it at 8:00 a.m. on the radio every morning, they didn't report that so the people wouldn't know it. unless they went themselves to the poll. but that begs the question. are these polls dishonest? >> no. look, we endow them with a false scientific precision that they don't have. if you have nine points more democrats than republicans. >> bill: you are going to have a poll that reflects that. >> 9 points more obama. think about this. romney and obama get each roughly the same percentage of republicans and democrats as their opponent. that is to say they carry their base overwhelmingly. romney, among independents is winning b
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this is the "cbs evening news." >> atkinson: good evening. i'm sharyl attkisson. we begin tonight with violent weather cross the country from the entire east coast to the midwest where the storm turned deadly. it's been a saturday of dangerous winds, heavy rains, severe floods, and tornadoes. elaine quijano reports. >> reporter: new yorkers are used to see a lot of things-- >> oh, my god. >> reporter: but not this. >> that's insane! that's insane! >> reporter: a tornado hit the beachfront community of preezy point in new york, about 15 miles southeast of manhattan. it snapped power lines and caused minor damage. authorities say there were no injuries, but the storm rattled people like caitlin walsh, working at a beach club in the tornado's path. >> we saw this, like, huge twist etornado coming at us. and we heard our manager say, "run" into the catering room. we all just ran in there, and a lot of people were emotional, crying, shook up. >> reporter: the severe weather was part of the same system that moved through the midwest overnight kill four people. three of those victims, a girl and her
. he does admit it was not elegantly stated. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >> the obama campaign is already trying to capitalize on romney's statements. the campaign sent out a fund raising letter last night highlighting his comments and asking donors to give. >>> the u.s. is suspending military patrols with afghan forces. the order means most u.s. soldiers will not interact with their afghan counterparts until further notice. the decision comes as a result of a spike in what's called green on blue violence, incidents where afghan soldiers have attacked coalition soldiers. 51 coalition soldiers have been killed in green on blue attacks this year alone. the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff says the attacks are a very serious threat to the war in afghanistan. >>> a suicide bomber has killed at least nine people in the afghan capital of kabul. a spokesperson for the terror group claimed responsibility for the blast saying a woman wearing a suicide vest blew herself up in protest of the anti-islam film. she drove her small sedan into an aviation bus. it hurled the bus 5
the faces. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. six weeks before an election that may turn on the state of the economy, a new survey out today finds that americans are feeling better about things. consumer confidence is at its highest level in seven months, largely because more americans expect the jobs picture to improve. but confidence is still at what's considered a weak level. home values are increasing. another report out today says prices in 20 major cities rose 1.6% in july. that's the fourth straight increase. but prices are still 30% below where they were before the housing bubble burst. stock portfolios are looking better. the dow is up 10% this year but gas prices are also on the rise. nationwide tonight they average $3.81 a gallon. that's 30 cents higher than a year ago. we're going to start tonight with signs of the improving jobs picture and anthony mason has been looking into that. >> reporter: the best gift this holiday season may be more jobs. toys "r" us said today it will take on 45,000 seasonal workers
neck and fired probgt propelled grenades. it is 53 days before election day. tonight a new cbs news/"new york times" poll shows just how close the presidential race is. of the people who told us they were likely to vote, 49% said they favor president obama, 46% mitt romney. and that three-point spread is well within the poll's margin of error. and this caught our eye. the portion of all americans-- voters or not-- who say that the country is headed in the right direction. that has increased from 31% last month to 40% now. more than half, 54%, believe we're still headed in the wrong direction. bob schieffer is our chief washington correspondent and anchor of "face the nation." and, bob, what do you make of these numbers? >> well, scott, two things. first, that 40% really jumps out. that is the largest number of people who have thought the country's head had had in the right direction in over three years. it's still not a majority but it goes without saying that the more people who think the country is headed in the right direction the better it is for the president, any president. th >> thank you. well that's it for us. the cbs evening news is next. >> and derek is back with our area's only local news at 7:00. have a great night. >> pelley: tonight, signs of a new direction in the economy. we have new information on consumer confidence and real estate prices today. anthony mason on what all this means for jobs. jan crawford and nancy cordes with the president at the u.n. promoting free speech and mitt romney in ohio promoting free trade. jeff glor on the call that every football fan is talking about. >> it was awful. that's all i'm going to say about it. >> pelley: and these images helped change america. >> how could you not ask the question "what ever happened to that kid?" >> pelley: seth doane with the man who uncovered the stories behind the faces. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. six weeks before an election that may turn on the state of the economy, a new survey out today finds that americans are feeling better about things. consumer confidence is at its highest level in seve
. >> it looks like mitt romney needs to do better in ohio right now. a new cbs poll finds him trailing the president by 10 points, the lead among women 25 point. president obama also campaigned today in the buckeye state. a quinnipiac university cbs news poll new york sometimes as well has him leading in two other battlegrounds, florida and pennsylvania. >>> coming up on 9news no problem with name recognition, bruce leshan reports from romney, west virginia. >> reporter: i'm bruce leshan in romney, west virginia. this small town may share its name with the republican presidential nominee, but even here the partisan sniping has grown really nasty. >>> i'm anita brikman with this health alert. teens have shown colonoscopy without laxatives can find conventional polyps as well as the test. many think the bowel cleansing prep is the worst part which isn't needed with laxative 3 c2c. >>> a 70-year-old driver being treated for injuries he got when his car did this, crashed into a home in olney, maryland. the vehicle ended up in the living room of the home today in the 19500 block of olney m
>>> swing state support, a news cbs news poll shows president obama holding a significant lead over mitt romney in three key states. >> road to the future. google paves the way for a car that can drive and park itself. >> i expect self-driving cars will be far more safer. >> immaculate misconception, nfl backs up a controversial decision made by the replacement officials but the call is raising questions about the referee lockout and becoming a campaign issue. >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, september 26, 2012. >>> good morning, everybody. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. the race for the white house has taken a new turn. less than six weeks before the presidential election president obama is widening his lead over mitt romney. it's estimated 237 are solidly behind president obama or leaning in his direction while 206 votes are in mitt romney's camp. cbs news quinnipiac university "new york times" poll said president obama has gained significant ground over mitt romney in ohio, pennsylvania and florida. we have more on this. >> reporter: good morning. that's
" it was east what who was the top trending topic on google. one republican official told cbs news political director eastwood was not scripted they didn't want to rein in creativity but after a senior run the adviser rolled his eyes an acknowledged it was a distraction when they could not turn off as another official put it it is clint eastwood if elvis wants to sing a song to turn off his mike? anthony mason cbs news >>> in livermore a winery says it makes its wine with honor courage and bravery and is operated by veterans. juliette goodrich with more. >>> me josh line >>> i've done three deployments >>> former marine turned winemaker at tasty did not care for >>> i have no respect for it and then all of a sudden i love and >>> when he was discharge from the marines he found his mission helped veterans through want he calls it valor of winery >>> and the greatest thing we have our veterans >>> veterans who otherwise would not have a job like shame as connors >>> what happens here is where the magic happens >>> when josh first started out he knew nothing about one he turned to the resource
a convoy of vehicles and wood threw been gauzy would not have gone unnoticed charlie daggata cbs news. >>> we have a fleeting glimpse of a man linked to the found that spared so much unrest escorted out of his house near loss angeles this morning to be interviewed by federal officers lee cowan tells us who this man is. >>> after most of the media surrounding his own had left after midnight when nokoola basili nokoola made his break for a squad car >>> covered head to toe a towel around his face authorities say he was headed to a meeting with federal probation officers disguised was his choice >>> nobody is arrested nobody is detained nobody in custody. >>> no koula had been under the microscope since the youtube club of the anti islamic found his attorney says the attention on his family is near the breaking point. >>> they keep the family prisoners in their own home if you disperse and within get out we appreciate it when we know more about what we will do will advise you. >>> little is known about no koula, a 55 4year old married father of three convicted of bank fraud in 2010 he us
with a historic drought. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. there is developing evidence tonight that suggests that the killing of four american diplomats in libya may have been a terrorist attack, not the mob violence that was first suspected. u.s. ambassador christopher stevens and three members of his staff were killed overnight in the fiery wreckage of the u.s. consulate in the city of benghazi. it happened after hundreds of people converged on the consulate to protest a little-known internet film that ridicules islam. the film was produced in the united states. it was just a year ago that the u.s. helped overthrow libya's dictator moammar qaddafi and christopher stevens was one of the americans on the ground then helping the rebels to victory. we have a team of correspondents on this story and we will go first to david martin who's been talking to his sources at the pentagon. david? >> reporter: good evening, scott. u.s. officials say this was not an out-of-control demonstration but a well-executed attack by a well-armed ba
sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening, the storm cleared over the gulf coast today and the full impact of hurricane katrina is now becoming clear. the first hurricane to hit the u.s. this season left at least ve peoeople dead. more than 20 inches of rain combined with the storm surge raft whole neighborhoods underwater in louisiana. dee power is still out for more than half a million homes and businesses and the damage could top $2 billion. our mark strassmann has been talking with some of the people who have lost nearly everything. >> reporter: for the first time oday we were able to look from the air at the abandoned neighborhoods in plaquemines thrish, swamped by five feet of isaac's storm surge. crews have begun cutting as many as 10 holes in its levees east tsd west banks to drain the water and in brathwaite, 19 miles south of norlts, residents are frustrated ju are frustrated just as they were after katrina. a flood wall as high as 35 feet built after katrina protects new orleans and it worked-- for new orleans. but the new fl
's next generation iphone. this is "cbs morning news" for wednesday, september 12, 2012. good morning, everybody. i'm terrell brown. this morning the state department is condemning actions that left two americans dead. one diplomat was killed. heavily armed militants opened fire and set the consulate on fire. they stormed the embassy in egypt. it was sparked by a video which criticizes prophet muhammed. he's now in hiding. the incident set off a political firestorm in this country. we go to susan mcginnis in washington for more. >> reporter: the protesters were outraged by the trailer to a two hour film that ended up being posted to youtube. washington is concerned that the violence may spread to other countries and it wasn't long before politics entered the fray. fires burned in libya this morning after armed gunmen stormed a building killing one american and wounding another. >> americans want to say something bad about prophet my mad. >> reporter: in egypt demonstrators scaled the wall of the embassy tearing down the american flag and replacing it with an islamic banner. those behi
the sun shows a flair for the dramatic. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening, bad weather scuttle it had first day of the republican convention and now rain is forcing the democrats to scrap what they hoped would be a spectacular finish here. they planned to move out of this arena tomorrow to stage the president's acceptance speech outdoors in the massive stadium that is home to the carolina panthers. but president obama will be on the stage behind me instead in a much smaller forum which leaves no room for tens of thousands of party volunteers. we have bob schieffer in our campaign 2012 reporting team in charlotte and we'll start tonight with byron pitts. byron? >> reporter: well, scott, according to the d.n.c., 65,000 people would have filled this stadium. another 19,000 on the waiting list. but tonight all that has chang changed. late today work crews were stripping down this set at bank of america stadium for what was to have been both politically and visually the most important moment at this year's democratic c
their first day back to school. good to hear that. that's it for us, the cbs evening news is next. >> derek will have more on the end of the teacher strike. topper will be talking about that at 7:00. have a great night. >> pelley: tonight, the president and governor romney react to that tape that has shaken up the race. >> pelley: what did romney mean in a speech at a fund-raiser? jan crawford, bob schieffer and anthony mason report. this could be one solution to the drought. but jim axelrod tells us funding for it has dried up. could jesus have been married? a scholar says an ancient scrap of papyrus may hold a clue. and to this 15-year-old, the great recession looks like opportunity. >> i'm trying to get as many houses as i can while the market is low. >> pelley: anna we were we are a future mogul. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. with 49 days to election day, a candidate for president doesn't want a distraction from his message but it's happened in a big way to mitt romney. today, opponents and supporters parsed and ex
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